This Week at Trinity Announcement Page


This Week at Trinity Announcement Page
Welcome to Worship at Trinity!
Whatever has brought you to this place this week, we pray that God will bless you in these moments
of worship. Today we hear the story of Jesus' bold first public act in the gospel of Mark--an exorcism!
From a 2015 perspective, what on earth could this encounter have to do with us? Can this action of
Jesus tell us something about the same God who works among us today? Thank you for adding your
voice, your prayers, and your presence to this worshiping community today.
Silent Auction
Supports Global
The Silent Auction in the Lobby today
supports our global mission partnership
with Maranatha Ministries in Jamaica.
Thank you all for their generous donations.
The auction is open until noon, and all
proceeds assist a team of 18 going to
Jabneh Christian Academy during spring
break next month.
Souper Bowl
of Caring
Today Trinity youth lead the "Souper
Bowl of Caring," a nationwide hunger relief
effort. Youth, sporting their desired team
apparel, will invite each person present in
worship to help reach our goal of $1,000 to
support the hunger needs in the Eau Claire
community. Look for the giant soup pots as
you exit worship. All contributions will be
donated to Trinity's Food Pantry.
On Our Way
Christian Practices for
Living a Whole Life
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February
18, and worship at 12:15 P.M . (followed by
a soup lunch) and 6:30 P .M . will offer the
series "On Our Way: Christian Practices for
Living a Whole Life." This series will offer
intriguing video conversations about aspects
of work, relationships, and practices of faith
which create openings in our lives for grace,
mercy, and the presence of God to be
revealed to us. Weekly themes will include:
Living in the Presence of God, Making a
Good Living, Friendship and Intimacy,
Knowing and Loving Neighbors of Other
Faiths and more.
Annual Meeting Next Sunday
Please come to the Annual Meeting of Trinity next Sunday, February 8, at 10:45
A .M . in the Worship Center. The Annual Report is available online at
Limited print copies are available at the lobby Information Center.
Men in Mission
This morning a team of eight Trinity men and Pastor Kurt Jacobson are
worshiping with the Maranatha Powerhouse congregation at Jabneh Christian
Academy, Grange Hill, Jamaica. Since Friday they've been working on completing
a bath/shower facility for the school and beginning a kitchen. This small school
enrolls 80 children, many from homes where resources are slight.
The men extend sincere thanks to nearly 100 people who made contributions
which are providing building materials as well as school supplies, toothbrushes,
and tooth paste. They return home Tuesday night.
Succession Planning Teams
Seek Applicants
The pastoral succession planning process is starting, and applications are open
for the three teams which will play major roles in the work ahead prior to the
retirement of Pastor Kurt in later 2016.
The Transition Team, Call Committee, and Start-Up Team will each be
comprised of 5–7 people with a liaison to the Trinity Council. Team descriptions
and the online application form are available at or the Information
Center in the Lobby. February 15 is the deadline for applying.
Dr. Jim Pence of WalkAlong Consulting will guide the teams as they carry out
major components leading up to the calling of a new Lead Pastor in 2016. Read
about Dr. Pence on the website, and check out the FAQ document which addresses
common questions asked when a pastoral transition occurs.
Adult Growth Opportunities
You're invited to join our Adult Growth opportunities starting soon. You can
sign-up for any of these classes online or at Clipboard Central:
• "The Greatest Story—Part II" A six week series starting tomorrow. This
class will delve into the intricacies of the New Testament while showing us
how God's word continues to shape our faith and living today. The class will
meet on Monday mornings from 10:00 A .M .–11:15 A .M .
• "Revelation" A five week series starting February 19 on Revelation, a book
of hope and vision of God's healing love. The class will meet on Thursday
Evenings (February 19, 26 and March 5, 12, 19) at 6:00 P.M . The cost is $9.00.
• All women are invited to join Pastor Sarah for a five-week Bible study on the
book of Philippians. The class will meet on Monday evenings at 6:00 P.M .
during Lent at the Coffee Grounds. Come once, or come weekly as you are
able. Contact Pastor Sarah for more information at [email protected]
Trafficking Forum
You are invited to attend a human
trafficking forum on Thursday, February 19,
from 6:00–8:00 P.M . in the chapel at Trinity.
The film "Nefarious: Merchant of Souls"
will be shown, and information from the
following featured guests will be shared:
Jeni Haddad from Family Support Center,
Jenny Almquist from Fierce Freedom, and
Dave Malone, former Eau Claire Chief of
Police and Trinity member. Wisconsin has
one of the highest number of cases of
human trafficking in the United States.
Please join us for this event, and learn what
you can do to address human trafficking in
our community. For more information,
contact Pastor Jim at [email protected]
Available at
Wedding Coordinator: The Wedding
Coordinator provides a valuable service
to w e d d in g p a rtie s a n d o u r
congregation by gu idin g and
contributing to a meaningful experience
at Trinity on weekends when weddings
occur. Qualities necessary include
confident leadership abilities, good
organizational and communication
skills, and comfort handling groups of
people. A full description of the role is
available at or in print at
the lobby Information Center. The
position is open now, and training is
available. For more information,
contact Pastor Kurt Jacobson at
715.832.6601 ext. 217 or
[email protected]
Director of Children's Ministries:
We are actively seeking applicants for
Director of Children's Ministries, and a
full description of the position is
available at For more
information about this ministry
position, please contact Pastor Sarah
Semmler Smith at 715.832.6601 ext.
215 or [email protected]
Kitchen/Meal Coordinator: The
Kitchen/M eal Coordinator is
responsible for providing dinner service
for TGIF and children's choirs
participants and their adult and youth
leaders on Wednesday evenings. This
position requires 16–20 hours of work
per week from September through
April and will begin during the
2015–16 school year. If interested in
learning more or to apply for this
position, please contact Kristy Casto,
Director of Children's Ministries, at
715.832.6601 ext. 207 or
[email protected]
20th Annual Pancake Carnival
Come and celebrate with us at our Annual Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 10, 4:00–7:00 P.M .
Advance ticket prices are $6.00 for age 12 and over and
$3.00 for under age 12. At the door on February 10, prices
are $7.00 for age 12 and over and $3.00 under age 12.
Tickets will be on sale on Sundays, February 1 and 8, before
and after worship and also on Wednesday, February 4.
During the week, tickets are available in the Church Office.
Friendship Group Meeting
Trinity's seniors will meet on Wednesday, February 11, at 10:00 A .M . in the
Chapel. After a short business meeting, we will meet at the Chippewa Valley
Museum for a guided tour of the new exhibit "Changing Currents." Lunch will be
on your own at Red Lobster. All are welcome to join us.
College Care Packages
Another opportunity is available to send your son or daughter a College Care
Package. If your son or daughter is attending college or technical college, you may
request a special care package to be sent to their dorm or apartment. Toward the
end of February, our youth will assemble the packages. If you are interested in
sending a care package to your college student, please forward their mailing
address to Cassie at [email protected] or 715.832.6601 ext. 209 by Sunday,
February 15. Our mailing list will include the names given for the Christmas Cards
mailed in December 2014.
The Page Turners Book Club meets on Tuesday, February 17, at 6:30 P.M . to
discuss "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Feel free to come whether you've
finished the book or not. You can RSVP online at or sign-up at
Clipboard Central. For more information, email Cindy Beck at
[email protected]
Serving Others Locally
Trinity will be serving at Sojourner House on Friday, February 20, from 6:30
P .M . to 9:30 P . M . We are looking for volunteers to donate two large fruit
salads to be served with the meal. Sign up at the designated sheet at Clipboard
Central. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the co-leaders,
Phyllis at 715.836.7055 or Sheila at 715.831.8982.
Trinity will fulfill a variety of tasks at The Beacon House from February
22–26. If you are available for a volunteer shift, you are invited to sign up at
the designated sheet at Clipboard Central. Roman and Diane Fritz, Trinity
members, will contact you with additional details. Thank you!
The Holy Land and Jordan this Fall
Pick up the brochure at the lobby Information Center and learn about an exciting
travel opportunity this fall to the Holy Land and Jordan. For more information
please contact Pastor Kurt at [email protected] or Joan Lorenz at
[email protected]
Only Four Dates Remain!
There are only four weekends available to sponsor flowers for worship to
memorialize or honor some person or event in your life. Dates remaining are:
March 22; April 5, 26; December 20. Sign-up on the chart at Clipboard Central.
Cost: $40. Pick up the blue card with further instructions.
Recycle your plastic and paper bags
by dropping them off at church
for our pantry! Thank you.
You may make your
offering via your smart phone.
Visit our mobile app by
scanning the code
Trinity Lutheran Church • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1314 E Lexington Blvd Eau Claire WI 54701-6434 • Phone 715.832.6601 • Fax 715.832.6700 • February 1, 2015

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